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Bert, you were blasting "Kirkland," too. Shut up.
thanks East. I forgot to mention in my post where I struck out 17 batters against West Texas Sate and still lost9-7...I ALSO HIT A GRANDSLAM to tie the score at 7-7 in the top of the 9th. As I came to the plate, I keptsaying to myself "Self--wait on the button"!
For the few who read these these posts endowed with so much incredible knowledge of the game, theyknow of that which I speak. But for the novice or two--I will explain. When a lefthander throws a curve ball,because of its angle of 'spin' you can see what looks like a little BUTTON on top of the ball--spinning as itcomes to the plate.
With 1-2 count, HERE COMES THE BUTTON. It cleared the wall at the 382 ft mark and went into the footballfield just behind the baseball park beyond left field.
A West Texas senior (I was a sophomore) with the last name 'Boyer' popped one into that same footballfield to win for WTex State,9-7 in the bottom of the 9th. Does that last name ring a bell??
THANK YOU EAST for causing me to remember these bitter sweet memories of that game. To showcompassion on you and JD, I wont tell you about losing a 2-1 (3 hitter) in 12 innings I pitched in So.Dakota.
And you thought I was just a know nothing nerd!!!
You're right-we just THOUGHT it before-now we KNOW.
Bert, the reason people think you are a know-nothing is because your posts come across as extremely dim and uneducated. This isn't really a place where you get love for saying you once struck out 17 batters in a baseball game. It's cool to hear, but since none of us know who you are, or saw you, or were in your shoes to vividly remember it as a defining moment in life ... no one really cares other than you.
We're in 2013 now, old man.
Also, I wasn't a pitcher, I was a catcher/second baseman ... so I saw various perspectives of the baseball when I was either in the box or behind the plate. But what I know is, a curveball has no button.
A curveball tumbles, so the seams are obvious to recognize; regardless if it's of the 11-5 or 12-6 variety (or I guess 1-7 for lefties), you can tell by reading the vertical pattern on the ball that it's a curveball.
A slider, however, does have a button. The seems are rotating on the axis, and if enough pressure is put on the baseball it revolves so quickly that the seams blend into each other, creating this dark space that is known as the "button".
Anyway, I've never struck out 17 batters in a game. I've never played college baseball. But when it comes to baseball information, you really aren't going to put much past me.
I encourage you to keep trying though.
Erica - you and this robbifist guy are made for each other.
I had a friend was a big baseball player back in high school.He could throw that speedball by you. Make you look like a fool, boy.Saw him the other night at this roadside bar. I was walking in. He was walking out.We went back inside, sat down, had a few drinks.But all's he kept talking about....???Glory days.
bet he struck ou 17
Howdy how are we tonight
I played for Unicorn Prep in Granbury Texas, as a pitcher and 3rd baseman. I batted .569/798/1.490 with 45 home runs, 16 triples, 48 stolen bases and my share of intentional walks. I did have 1 error though at the hot corner. As a pitcher though, I was the champ, never allowed a hit in 98 innings with 4 complete games. I was actually drafted last year by the Angels and told them hell no. That wasn't happening. So I quit baseball and went into the business of knitting.
There's no GAYS in baseball.
Is that why you didn't play?
[L] east:: Like humor but different?
[L] east: So based on your post above it is safe to say you are a "KNITwit"??
You may think him a KNITwit, but that was quite the yarn he told.
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